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Adolph Block papers, 1921-1971

Block, Adolph, 1906-1978

Art teacher, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet ca. 300 items (on 4 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, including telegrams to his wife, letters about arrangements for ornamentation of buildings, acknowledgments from several senators for material Block sent as president of the National Sculpture Society, letters to his parents in 1920s, later correspondence regarding his official work for the Architectural League of New York, Allied Artists of America, Inc., and the National Sculpture Society. Also included are photographs of Block and his wife, Tilda; printed material; memorabilia; and a draft of his article "Sculpture to Live With."

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor and instructor; New York, N.Y.


Lent/donated 1971 by Adolph Block.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 56, 89, 99: Originals returned to lender, Adolph Block, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 56, 89, 99, and 106 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Adolph Block papers, 1921-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.